Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Water bill advances

WRDA includes $1.9B for Everglades, projects in Florida

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Associated Press

The U.S. Senate voted to move forward Monday on a $10 billion water projects bill that includes about $1.9 billion for projects to restore Florida's Everglades and combat algae blooms that have fouled the state's beaches and rivers. The bill advanced on a procedural vote, 90-1, with approval expected later this week. If approved by the Senate, the bill would go to the House.


Court calls for limited hearing on Miss. water case

Commercial Appeal

A special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court says Mississippi's $615 million water-rights lawsuit against Memphis and the state of Tennessee could be largely decided through a limited hearing on the issue of whether an aquifer connected to the Memphis Sand is an interstate resource.

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